Learning To Fly
WEDNESDAY: No rain; no visibility either.
THURSDAY: Take instructor to lunch. Discover I don't know enough to
take instructor to lunch.
FRIDAY: FLY! Do first stall and second stall during same maneuver,
cover instructor with lunch.
MONDAY: Learned not to scrape frost off Plexiglas with ice-scraper.
Used big scratches marker to set pitch.
TUESDAY: Instructor wants me to stop calling throttle, "THAT BIG KNOB THING." Also hates
when I call instruments, "GADGETS".
WEDNESDAY: Radios won't pick up radio stations, so I turn them off.
Instructor seems to think I missed something.
THURSDAY: Learned 10 degree bank is not a steep turn. Did stall
Lost 2000 feet. Instructor said that was some kind of record -- My
FRIDAY: Did steep turn. Instructor said I was not ready for inverted
MONDAY: Instructor called in sick. New instructor told me to stop
her, "BABE". Did steep turns. She said I had to have permission for
TUESDAY: Instructor back. He told me to stop calling him, "BABE"
too. He got
mad when I pulled power back on takeoff because the engine was too
WEDNESDAY: Instructor said after the first 20 hours, most students
established a learning curve. He said there was a slight bend in
THURSDAY: Did stalls. Clean recovery. Instructor said I did good
did turns around a point. Instructor warned me never to pick ex
house as point again.
FRIDAY: Did pattern work. Instructor said that if downwind, air base
and final approach formed a triangle, I would be perfect. More praise!
MONDAY: First landing at a controlled field. Did fine until I told
captain in the 747 ahead of us on taxiway to move his bird.
we'll have ground school all this week on radio procedures.
TUESDAY: Asked instructor if everyone in his family had turned gray
an early age. He smiled. We did takeoff stalls. He says I did just
to wait until we reach altitude next time. Three Niner Juliet will
be out of
the shop in three days when the new strut and tire arrive.
Instructor says his back bothers him only a little.
WEDNESDAY: Flew through clouds. I thought those radio towers were a
lot lower. I'm sure my instructor is going gray.
THURSDAY: Left flaps down for entire flight. Instructor asked why? I
told him I wanted the extra lift as a safety margin. More ground school.
FRIDAY: Asked instructor when I would be able to solo? I had never seen anyone
actually laugh until they cried before.......
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